Reference is defined as a mention of a situation.(noun)
An example of reference is the mention of a person's religion to another.
The definition of a reference is someone who will give a recommendation for a position on behalf of another.(noun)
An example of reference is a professor who will write a letter recommending a student for an internship.
Reference means someone or something which is a source of information about a subject.(noun)
An example of reference is an encyclopedia.
See reference in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See reference in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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